Mary Tyler Moore died yesterday at the age of 80 from cardiopulmonary arrest due to pneumonia.
She was best known for two major television roles, as Laura Petrie, Dick Van Dyke's wife on The Dick Van Dyke show, and as Mary Richards, the single, 30 year-old career woman in the groundbreaking Mary Tyler Moore Show.
But Mary did so much more than that in terms of acting, she was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the movie "Ordinary People" (she lost to Sissy Spacek) but she was also known as a philanthropist and activist.
Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 33, she was the International Chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and worked tirelessly to raise awareness and money for research for the disease.
She's a true success story, so check out Bill's segment on Mary Tyler Moore.
**Please note, Bill misspoke when he said James L. Brooks produced the movie, "Network". James L. Brooks did not produce Network, he produced the movie "Broadcast News."